Pier closed during Disney Magic visit

The Disney Magic is due to call at Kirkwall on Monday. (Craig Taylor)

The popular cruise ship Disney Magic is due to visit Orkney on Monday, however OIC Marine Services regret to say that – unlike previous visits – there will be no public access to Hatston Pier while the ship is in port.

OIC business development manager Michael Morrison explained that the pier will remain closed to the public for safety reasons, due to the high volume of tour coaches returning to the ship prior to departure, coupled with the fact that there are also freight operations on the pier at the same time.